Looking for some help Marseilles, Ottawa area

Discussion in 'Illinois' started by rubbertoe21, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. rubbertoe21

    rubbertoe21 Morel Enthusiast

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    I am fairly new to this (2 years hunting) and am looking for some advice. I am willing to share a few spots that I have found morels so far, as well as my access to private land if anyone is willing to show me some tips and share some advise. I am located in Marseilles,IL and am looking to go hunting this weekend or in the evenings once they start popping up.

    Please let me know.
     
  2. old henry

    old henry Morel Enthusiast

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    Its going to be a bit 1-2 wks maybe. Your ground temps should be around 50-55. Dead elms, Ash and Cottonwoods are your bests bets. Hope this helps.
     

  3. rabid_dog

    rabid_dog Morel Enthusiast

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    I'd be happy to come up and help. You will be a week or two behind me.
     
  4. rubbertoe21

    rubbertoe21 Morel Enthusiast

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    Old Henry -

    When people say ground temps should be 50-55 are they talking about top soil, 4" under or 8" under? Also is this average, Minimum or maximum?

    I did some research and over the last week here are the averages

    Top Soil: Min - 53.9 Max - 57.9 Total 55.3
    4" Under Min - 53.5 Max - 57.2 Total 54.6
    8" Under Min - 49.6 Max - 51.9 Total 49.98

    Total Average of all three calculations: 53.3 Degrees

     
  5. rubbertoe21

    rubbertoe21 Morel Enthusiast

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    Rabid_Dog,

    Just let me know when you would be available.

    Thank you